Edge Memory Touts American Made 7mm Revolution SSD

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PCWolf

There is not enough information in this article to determine if the SSD's are actually made in the USA, or just Assembled in the USA. Where the the Memory Chips made? Or the Case? The Circuit Board? If they are made in the USA, then I have no problem buying them. I'm tired of supporting Chinese Industry & America Future Enemy.

Also, I don't get where you clowns get that all Union workers are Lazy. I work at a Union & when you don't do your Job, you get written up & eventually Fired. I guess your all jealous of unions workers who aren't slaves & get paid more than you do. I'll take a Union job over a non Union Job any day of the week. way less brown nosing.

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LatiosXT

If I wanted to throw another wrench...

Some of the jobs that are supposedly taken over in the nation by foreigners were taken by them because the natives didn't want it. And it irks me. I live with a roommate who doesn't want to get a job because he thinks the employer should bend over to the employee.

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maleficarus™

I dunno, I am Canadian and any chance I get I will buy something "made in Canada" because it supports our people! I don't care if it costs a bit more, so what! Right now in Ontario our minimum wage just increased to $11.00 per hour which is still crap. So if I can help out by buying from us then that is fine with me...

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Engelsstaub

If I were Canadian I'd do the same. It's not "nationalistic" or "protectionist" to want to look primarily after your homeland's interests. It is, after all, your home: you want your neighbors to live well, but charity begins at home.

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drayzen

Maybe they've never heard of Micron/Crucial?
Beat them to it by just a little bit...

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nick779

Honestly, when youre competing against samsung and corsair and the other heavy hitter ssd names, how can you even attempt to enter into that market?

The only thing its got going for it is the quoted 550mb write speeds for the 120gb, Ive never seen a 120 that could write that fast.
But at $160, id rather just get a 256gb evo that will probably beat the revolution.

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Spiral01

Is supporting American jobs not worth the minor performance hit. I'd rather buy American and see what they can deliver!

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nick779

My money will be spent on the superior product. I work hard for my money, and if American made cant deliver, then they dont deserve my money.

Case and point is American made cars. GM is making a pretty good comeback so far though.

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LatiosXT

This sort of logic is silly to me.

That must mean we should buy Intel and NVIDIA, because AMD is a Canadian company (or at least the GPU division is). Gotta support American jobs right?

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SirCheese

Is American.

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vrmlbasic

SandForce? Ugh. Was a _real_ controller unavailable to them?

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LatiosXT

I believe some international corporations have manufacturing facilities in the US. I believe even Dell and HP have assembly lines in the US (just of course, all the key components are probably made elsewhere).

So what makes this any special?

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Engelsstaub

Same thing as when a Danish company does it: It contributes to Denmark's economy, provides jobs, etc. It doesn't matter if all the components are sourced from other Danish corporations. Those parts are bought at wholesale and assembled into a product that generates revenue and profit.

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Opm2

A few notes:

1) Now that we have driven wages down to near slavery we can finally compete with actual slave labor plus the shipping costs.

2) Kudos to Texas for allowing these corporations to dump all their toxic waste into their food supply instead of mine and all while passing the savings on to me. You guys make great strategists....

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John Pombrio

"Made in the USA" usually means "assembled in the USA". I am sure there are multiple components from South Korea, Japan, and China in the SSD. To assemble the thing all you need is a pick and place machine and a wave soldering station. Grab the plastic shell made from anywhere really, a few labels printed form somewhere and stick it together with a few screws. A few test stations and a place to box the drives and Bob's your Uncle. 20-30 people can turn out several hundred SSDs a day any place in the world with just this much equipment. Do you get to put a USA flag on an SSD made this way?
It is a world wide economy now with shipping containers flowing from place to place in the millions. It is just how it is, nothing good or bad about it. Any country that tries to prevent global commerce in their country (usually by high tariffs)is doomed to creating shoddy goods with high prices. The days of US autos being exclusively in the US stopped back in the 70s and will never again occur and our cars are much better for it.

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Leadfingers

According to the guidelines the federal government used to use, a product could be labeled as "American made" (or "buy American compliant") if more than half of it's value were determined to be based in the US.

I've been out of that business for a long time, but I imagine it's still true.

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vrmlbasic

Nowadays it is hard to find a US car truly made in the US.

Gotta get around that entrenched UAW somehow. Somehow the foreign car makers with plants in the US seem to have been successful in telling the UAW to take a hike. I wonder what their secret is.

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Carlidan

Yes, just like what happen in Volkswagan's Plant in Tennessee. Where the "company" didn't want them to unionize. Wait. Never mind. I meant outside political groups and Republican politicians. The CEO was actually wanted them to unionize. You might hate unions but they do their jobs. Which is to help protect all them lazy mooching workers. /s

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KenLV

Actually, the CEO wants to have their "Works Council" - which is far from a union for many reasons, not the least of which are that the council can't call for strikes/work stoppages AND they don't forcefully collect union fees.

The problem is that US law requires the workers be represented by a union in order for them to do have one.

The CEO doesn't "want them to unionize" he's being forced to in order to have their very successful "works council".

So while the employees and management wanted the "Works Council" neither as it turns out wanted to unionize. So long as this law is on the books, it's an "either or" situation.

I'm sure that the union leadership, who is after all, all about the worker, will get right out there to fight for that law to be changed.

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KenLV

double post

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The Mac

You ever work in a union?

i have.

lazy and mooching is being nice.

How about Corrupt, Power hungry, Money Grubbing, and Dictatorial.

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The Mac

Government waivers i would guess

You cant lockout the unions without government protection of some form.

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boidsonly

I'm in.
Buy American, keep an American employed...

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MrHasselblad

Keep how many americans employed?

As already inferred in other comments relating to this topic, and also conveniently missing from any type of press release... It will most likely be made entirely from parts that were shipped in from overseas, involving minimal assembly here.

I'd be surprised to see more than one dozen employed, most of them likely not being full time and also with mininal benefits - if any. Chances are most of the staff will also be making less than ten dollars per hour.

Add to that the icing on the cake. Take a guess at how much taxes this company will pay in the next ten years; if they manage to remain in business for that long?? Because chances are they were given a full tax break for that period of time just to start up in that neighborhood.

Welcome to the new America

CORRECTION:

According to company stats they somehow employ about seven hundred. But would also like to know how many of those are full time.

So it employs about as many as a large grocery store, and also makes about (per year) as much as a large grocery store.

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Engelsstaub

That's a big freaking grocery store. 700 jobs is 700 jobs. Chances are they're making much better than 10 dollars an hour. The last time I worked in a factory in a similar but unskilled position (1999) I made just over 15.

The big deal about where parts are sourced from isn't as consequential as others imply either. First of all EVERY nation sources stuff from others. The parts are sourced in bulk at wholesale. The company makes its profit and contributes to this economy. Only 65% of the parts in a BMW are of German manufacture. You people think the company's just breaking even or something?

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Engelsstaub

Welp, I know where I'm getting my next SSD.

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Innomasta

The pricing is a little high for a Sandforce SSD, but the 5 year warranty is a treat!

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The Mac

American made, labor costs are higher.

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Carlidan

As John stated in his comments above. Not really made in america. More like assemble in america.

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The Mac

Obviously, but that doesnt really change my statement.

There are labor costs for assembly.